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2018 Pricing and Registration

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Application Process

The University of Dayton’s Brass Performance Institute (BPI) offers an amazing experience with talented faculty for a reasonable price:

Program Tuition
  • Residential students: $495
  • Commuters: $385
Fee/ Deposit Schedule
  • Nonrefundable Application Fee: $35 by May 19, $50 after May 19. Application deadline is June 1.
    Application fee is non refundable and not a deposit toward tuition.
  • Late Applications: May be accepted after May 19 for an additional $25 fee. No guarantees!
  • Accepted Student Deposits: $100 by June 1
  • Payment in Full: No later than June 5
Payment Methods

Checks or money orders must be made out to Brass Performance Institute. We are sorry, but no cash payments will be accepted.

Please do not submit a deposit or any additional payments until you have receive confirmation of acceptance. Accepted applicants will receive welcome packets once balances are paid in full.

Download application/registration forms (docx) >

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Talent and need-based scholarships are available upon request on a first come first serve basis. Thanks to generous additional funding, we have extended the deadline for scholarships to those registering by May 20. More than 90% of past participants received some type of financial aid and many received scholarships.

Scholarship applicants must include a recording with the scholarship application that includes two contrasting selections. We will accept DVDs by U.S. Mail, or electronic submissions such as emails with MP3s or links to online audio recordings or videos on SoundCloud, YouTube or other sites. For online postings, please be sure that you have provided a complete URL to the site where your video or audio file is posted.

Reference Letters

All BPI applicants must submit a reference letter from their band director or a private instructor. These letters can be sent with applications or separately by US Mail to the address below, or by email to Chad Arnow.


Fully refunded cancellations, minus non-refundable application fee, may be made until the May 19 deadline. After May 19, housing and meal portion of tuition is forfeited and a $100 late cancellation fee will be subtracted from refund amount. Cancellations must be submitted in writing by email or postal mail by the guardian who registered the participant. No refunds will be granted ten working days before the institute begins.

Early Arrivals

Early arrivals are available the evening before the BPI (Sunday, June 10) for a small fee. Arrangements must be confirmed with the coordinator and tuition paid in full by the final payment deadline.

Contact the coordinator >

Instrument Sign Out

For those who don’t own their instruments, the University of Dayton Department of Music may be able to provide them on loan at no charge. Please contact the coordinator for more information.

Forms and Policies

The forms for registration, informed consent, medical release and media release are all contained in the first link below. All registrants must complete these forms and mail them to the following address. Commuters, please read the Commuter Contract below. This contract must be signed and submitted with all commuter registrations.

All registrants, please complete and mail forms to:

Brass Performance Institute
Attn: Chad Arnow, Coordinator
Department of Music
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469

General Application (docx) >

Scholarship Application (docx) >

Commuter Policy & Contract (docx) >

2018 Institute Handbook (pdf) >